The Ara Moai (moai roads) comprise a network of tracks lined with recumbent
moai leading from/to Rapa Nui's famous statue quarry at Rano Raraku.
The present survey, the second of two, explored the local archaeological
context of the southern Ara, including both the moai and other
archaeology associated with it. Observations are made on feature
morphology, settlement patterning and on the relationship between
domestic-type and ritual monuments, including the moai. Weathering
patterns on the downward sides of the moai are cited as evidence that
the recumbent moai were formerly standing.